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These Beauty Tips Will Make You Look Lovely in Less Time ...

By Alicia

You may love to spend a lot of time on your hair and makeup or you could be a girl that’s got a more minimal routine. Either way, you probably have days when you need to look gorgeous with no time to spare. Maybe you overslept or your schedule is slammed for the day. These are the beauty tips you need to look lovely in less time.

1 Trade Your Foundation in for a BB Cream

hair, face, eyebrow, black hair, person, Foundation is a great makeup product but it’s not one that’s great for multiple purposes. BB cream is a makeup product that can cover several purposes in one. It can take the place of moisturizer, primer, foundation and concealer in one. This saves you quite a bit of time. The coverage is usually sheerer than foundation but it’s the product to grab on crazy busy days.

2 Think Lashes and Lips 💋

eyebrow, face, hair, cheek, nose, When you’re short on time, think lashes and lips. That’s really the makeup that gives your face the most impact. Lashes will emphasize your eyes and lipstick adds a bit of color to your face. These products plus BB cream and some powder is an example of a five minute face. That’s a tool every woman needs in her makeup arsenal.

3 Discover the Magic of Dry Shampoo

hair, black hair, face, eyebrow, clothing, Dry shampoo is a huge timesaver. If you haven’t already discovered the magic of this product then you need to. It hides dirty hair and does so much more. It’s also wonderful at giving your hair the texture you want and need in styling it. There’re so many brands of dry shampoo that you’re sure to find one you love.

4 There’s Always the Messy Bun

hair, face, hairstyle, eyebrow, black hair, The messy bun is a great go-to style when you’re short on time. Braids are another quick hairstyle. The fabulous thing about messy buns is that they can’t easily go wrong. They’re supposed to look messy and undone. It’s not a problem if a few tendrils of hair escape or do their own thing.

5 Skip Body Lotion

hair, human action, clothing, person, blond, I love body lotion and it’s a something I use daily, unless I have to be out the door quickly. If so, then this’s a beauty product that’s first to go. Body lotion takes several minutes to apply and dry which you don’t have when you’re in a hurry. You can still smell lovely with a spritz of perfume or body spray. If body lotion is a must for you then apply it at a different time of day such as before bedtime.

6 Have Some Outfits Ready to Go

clothing, sleeve, outerwear, fashion accessory, photo shoot, It’s a good idea to have some outfits ready to grab 👗 when you’re in a hurry. Have some outfit combos put together. Then all you’ve got to do is pull them from your closet when you need them. It’s a good idea if they’re outfits you love and always make you feel good when you wear them. That way you aren’t likely to change your mind and then spend time choosing another outfit.

7 Let Accessories 💍 Have All the Attention

hair, black hair, hairstyle, beauty, long hair, Another idea is to choose an outfit that’s basically neutral and let your accessories have all the attention. This’s a great idea if you’re not feeling confident in your hair and makeup. People will be looking at your accessories instead of noticing the fact that you’re wearing less makeup than usual or that your hair has had better days. A colorful scarf or a layered necklace can be key in looking lovely in less time. And what a great reason to shop for some new accessories, right?

8 Get an Easy Hairstyle

clothing, sleeve, spring, hairstyle, fashion, To save yourself tons of time and still look great, consider getting a cut that doesn't require any styling. This will be different for every girl, depending on your hair's texture and your face shape. Go to a good stylist and she should be able to help you figure out what would look best on you. Then you can just get up and go. Easy, right?

9 Just Wash Your Bangs

hair, face, facial expression, person, nose, Don't have time to wash your entire head or you don't want to mess around with blow drying? Wash your bangs so they don't look all stringy and dirty, but don't waste time washing all of your hair. Then do an updo, letting your bangs be the star of the show to create the best looking style around and no one will even know that you didn't wash your hair today. Perfect, right?

10 Use Double Duty Products

hair, face, nose, person, woman, Instead of filling your cosmetics bag with a multitude of products, choose those that do more than one job. For example, get a stain you can use on your lips and cheeks. These products will save you time and space. When you're short on time, simply apply the products all at once and you're ready to go. You can find these double duty products at any drugstore and they are not that expensive either.

These’re 10 ways to look lovely in less time. What’re your secrets for looking gorgeous in a hurry? I can’t wait to learn from you!

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